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Bellator 153: Michael Page responds to recent comments made by Fernando Gonzalez

Welterweight Michael Page will be returning to the Bellator cage in two weeks as he will be facing Jeremie Holloway on the main card of Bellator 153 and this will be his first fight since defeating Charlie Ontiveros at Bellator 144 last year.

Page (9-0) was scheduled to return last month at Bellator 151 against Fernando Gonzalez, but he pulled out of the fight due to undisclosed reasons. After it was announced that Page was out of the fight, Gonzalez left a comment on The MMA Report Facebook page about Page pulling out of the fight.

On Tuesday’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast,” Page was asked about the comments made by Gonzalez and he believes that the statement made by Gonzalez were out of frustration for the fight being scratched.

“It does not bother me. None of that stuff ever really phases me,” Page explained. “People are going to have opinions. They are going to see what they want to see. The time will come when I am face to face with that person and everything that he said or had said, it will all be figured out. You will see the truth. He probably said it out of frustration because he wanted the fight.”

“A lot of people because of the limelight that I have at the moment, everyone wants to be the one to take it away and get the attention for themselves,” he continued. “So he probably said it out of frustration, but things happen. So I can not change that. It’s not that I did not want to fight. If I could take the fight now, I would take the fight now. But things happen and I just keep things moving. I do not listen to any of that kind of stuff.”

Check out Page’s complete interview from Tuesday’s episode of “The MMA Report Podcast” below and be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher.